Alec Baldwin Pushes for Gun Control ‘Now’ as Investigation into ‘Rust’ Shooting Continues

Santa Fe County Sheriff
Santa Fe County Sheriff

Actor Alec Baldwin pushed gun control Friday just months after Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in an on set sequence in which Baldwin was holding the gun.

In a Friday Instagram post, the Boss Baby star wrote “We regulate many things in this country in the interest of public health and safety. Drugs, cars, professional licenses, etc. We need gun control reform. Now.”

Alec Baldwin did not describe the kinds of “gun control reform” that he wants to see, but he did post video in which numerous shots rang out near a South Carolina little league baseball game on Monday. The players paused when the gunfire began, looking for the source, and then ran off the field. None of the baseball players were struck by gunfire.

FOX News reports that witnesses saw cars pull into the baseball parking lot, then a fight ensued and shots rang out.

Again, Baldwin did not provide any insight into the kinds of gun control laws that would stop gang-related violence or shootouts between quarreling groups of people. But he has been pushing gun control for years, including limits on the number of guns that law-abiding citizens can own.

In March 2018, Baldwin lamented the number of guns Americans can purchase and stressing his belief that it is time to rethink the Second Amendment.

This all comes on the heels of the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Office releasing video of the seconds in which Alec Baldwin drew the gun on the set of Rust and it discharged, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Director Joel Souza was also shot and injured during October 21, 2021 incident.

On December 3, 2021, Breitbart News pointed to an interview Baldwin gave ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos; an interview in which he admitted that he cocked the gun that fatally shot Hutchins but insisted that he did not pull the trigger.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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